‘Worldview’s’ Super-Sized Eclipse Special

A total solar eclipse is seen above the Bald Knob Cross of Peace Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, in Alto Pass, Ill.
A total solar eclipse is seen above the Bald Knob Cross of Peace Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, in Alto Pass, Ill. Charles Rex Arbogast / AP Photo
A total solar eclipse is seen above the Bald Knob Cross of Peace Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, in Alto Pass, Ill.
A total solar eclipse is seen above the Bald Knob Cross of Peace Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, in Alto Pass, Ill. Charles Rex Arbogast / AP Photo

‘Worldview’s’ Super-Sized Eclipse Special

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On today’s show as we join Worldview host Jerome McDonnell broadcasting from the WBEZ terrace:

  • Find out how different cultures responded to eclipses throughout history from writer Lee Minnerly.
  • Astronomy historian, Steve Ruskin, will share how the 1878 eclipse changed science and technology forever.
  • We hear great eclipse stories from listeners like Celine Woznica. She was in Oaxaca, Mexico for the 1991 eclipse. Celine is eclipse-watching today in Missouri while pumping out tunes from her “eclipse playlist”.
  • Plus: Live updates from special guests smack-dab in the “path of totality”, like WBEZ’s Marc Garber. He’s camping out in Wyoming and comedian and science nerd, Aaron Freeman, who’s in Bloomsdale, Missouri.